Walsall Manor Hospital’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC) has been shortlisted for a national award.
The c£40m development, which opened to patients in March this year, has been nominated in the Building Magazine Awards Project of the Year category.
The joint submission was made by Tilbury Douglas, who constructed the new build, and BDP, the designers behind the project.
Ned Hobbs, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We’re delighted to see that this hugely important addition to our hospital estate has made it on to the shortlist of such prestigious national awards.
“We are proud to have worked with Tilbury Douglas and BDP on this ambitious build that has significantly improved our emergency care facilities for both our patients and our staff. We think this project is a winner, obviously, and hope the judges agree!”
Simon Butler, Managing Director, Building Central for Tilbury Douglas said: “The Building Magazine awards showcase the best in industry practice year on year, so it’s a real privilege to be nominated with Walsall Manor UECC in the prestigious Project of the Year category. Tilbury Douglas were very proud to deliver this project for Walsall Healthcare and the people of Walsall, so we hope the project gets the recognition it deserves.”
The full shortlist is here Building Awards 2023 – Shortlist (building-awards.com)and winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.
The UECC includes an Urgent Treatment Centre; Emergency Department (ED) including Resuscitation and Rapid Assessment and Treatment areas, and Children’s ED, co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit and Acute Medical Unit.
Various specialist facilities are located throughout, such as an isolation room for infectious patients, bariatric provision and digital x-ray rooms. All areas have been designed specifically to enhance clinical staff efficiency, provide improved quality of care, improved patient experience, and a much-improved working environment for staff.